Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez insists he’s been more than impressed with the strength of his new team, claiming that his decision to move to the Emirates Stadium has been justified.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was said to be interested in signing Sanchez from Barcelona this summer to replace the Nou Camp-bound Luis Suarez, but the Chilean international rejected the club’s advances in favour of a £35 million switch to north London.
He has since taken to life under Arsene Wenger with ease, scoring an impressive 12 goals in 18 total appearances so far, and stresses that the Gunners have enough talent in their squad to challenge on all fronts.
"People I trust told me really good things about Arsenal, about its greatness, and the quality of their players,” he said in an interview with AS Chile.
"Now that I'm here, sometimes I stop to look my teammates during the training session and I realise that I'm surrounded by a lot of quality stars. I have been impressed by their attitude and their talent. I know that with this team we can win many trophies in the coming years. I'm convinced.
"I'm very grateful to Barcelona for signing me and helping me to grow both as a player and person. I learned a lot through their players and I also matured as a person. That dressing room is full of nice people. I only have words of thanks to the club. But I am now at Arsenal and I hope to win everything here. That's why I came here.
"I love how they create spaces, their individual and collective movements,” he added on his teammates.
“I tell you seriously: I like what I see so much that I have repeated myself many times, that if we have the required winning mentality, if we are positive and try to win every single game, I know we can win any competition."